As an alternative to more invasive procedures such as facelift surgery, men and women have long relied on cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. While these more traditional methods of addressing common signs of aging can be effective for the right individuals, Art Plastic Surgery now offers an exciting, innovative alternative known as the Silhouette InstaLift™. Performed right here in our office, this FDA-approved procedure can immediately reduce the appearance of wrinkles, tighten sagging tissues, and restore lost facial volume—all with little to no downtime.
What Are the Benefits of the Silhouette InstaLift™?
The Silhouette InstaLift™ is designed to address and reverse common aesthetic facial concerns, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Volume loss in the midfacial region
- Skin laxity
- Fat displacement
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging skin at the jawline (jowling)
Each Silhouette InstaLift™ procedure is custom-tailored by our board-certified plastic surgeons to meet the patient’s individual needs. In some cases, Dr. John T. Cozzone and Dr. Luis A. Zapiach may recommend combining the Silhouette InstaLift™ with injectable fillers and/or other facial treatments to maximize the benefits of the procedure.
Who Is a Candidate for the Silhouette InstaLift™?
Since the Silhouette InstaLift™ requires no surgery or incisions, ideal candidates for the procedure are in good overall health and seek a minimally invasive method of facial rejuvenation. This treatment is typically recommended for patients who desire more dramatic results than injectables and dermal fillers can provide but do not yet need and/or desire a surgical procedure. While no non-surgical technique can replicate the results of a traditional facelift, the Silhouette InstaLift™ can help many patients correct mild to moderate signs of aging with exceptional results.
How Is the Silhouette InstaLift™ Procedure Performed?
At the time of the consultation, your plastic surgeon will examine your facial features, listen carefully to your cosmetic concerns, and design a customized treatment plan that can strategically lift targeted areas of the face for smoother skin and improved facial contours. Commonly targeted areas identified during the planning process including the cheeks, midface, jawline, and nasolabial folds.
During the procedure, patented Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures attached to dissolvable bidirectional cones are carefully inserted through subcutaneous tissues of the face. Once in place, these special sutures instantaneously elevate and reposition skin tissues for a revitalized, more youthful appearance. As an added benefit, once dissolved and absorbed by the body, the suture composition of glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA) can boost collagen production and further enhance the results of the treatment, helping to provide long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
The entire Silhouette InstaLift™ treatment can typically be completed in about 45 minutes and generally requires only the use of a local anesthetic. Best of all, many patients are able to resume their normal daily activities within a few hours—if not immediately—after leaving our office.
What Is Recovery from the Silhouette InstaLift™ Like?
As the Silhouette InstaLift™ uses minimally invasive technology and is performed in-office, our patients typically experience little to no downtime. Some individuals may notice mild swelling or bruising immediately following the procedure, but these side effects should dissipate quickly. Makeup can often be worn during this time to help conceal any visible side effects.
For more information about the Silhouette InstaLift™, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact our practice online or by telephone today.